Comcast Cares Day Brings Volunteers to Clean Ocean City Beaches

Comcast Cares Day Brings Volunteers to Clean Ocean City Beaches

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Matt Grande and son Jackson William Grande, age 7, were on hand to volunteer their time at the 16th Annual Comcast Cares Day beach sweep. Matt works for the NBC side of Comcast in NYC. He owns a second home in OCNJ, so they were extra excited to help out.

Rain and chilly weather did not deter the spirit of volunteerism – nor the volunteers themselves – as the 16th Annual Comcast Cares day brought dozens of community-minded people to our beaches on Saturday.

Comcast Executive Producer Eileen Dolente shows the world that Comcast Cares about Ocean City, the environment, and our beaches.

“Comcast Cares Day is simply the best day of the year for Comcast NBCUniversal,” said David Cohen, a company executive. “This day has become an annual tradition for tens of thousands of our employees, their friends and families …as we join together to make change happen in our communities and celebrate our company culture of caring year round.”

The annual event includes community improvement projects throughout Comcast NBCUniversal’s service area. Ocean City was designated as one of the areas to be helped, and several dozen volunteers showed up at the 9th and Boardwalk Pavilion with gloves and trash bags in hand.

Officers Jennifer Elias and Chris Vivarelli of the Ocean City Police Department were on hand to assist at their adopted beach with volunteers from Comcast Cares Day.  Pictured: Melissa Downs, Officer Jennifer Elias, Kaileigh Downs, Pat Iuliucci, Michael Downs, and Office Chis Vivarelli.

The event was part of what Comcast calls “Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps” in which volunteers fan out on local beaches and help the towns and cities clean up the winter tides’ effect. They scoured the beach and collected trash and debris and enjoyed each others’ company and that of the local Ocean City folks who joined in to help and stopped to chat.

Sean Wills, Ethan Wills (2) and Jenna Pennington from Trevose, Pa were part of the Comcast volunteer team.

By the time the event was over, Ocean City’s award-winning beach looked even better and the volunteers felt great about reaching out to improve the quality of life in the community they serve.

This is just some of the trash that was removed from the beach.